Up & Coming Weekly

July 09, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JULY 10-16, 2019 UCW 15 DSS Opens Lobby to Public On Heat Advisory Days e Cumberland County Department of Social Services will open an auxiliary lobby to members of the public on days when the heat index reaches 100 degrees and a heat advisory is issued. e effort provides relief for citizens who have no other way to escape the high summer temperatures. e lobby areas will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the DSS building at 1225 Ramsey Street. School Supply Drive for Homeless Children e Register of Deeds office is holding its 10th annual school supply drive for homeless Cumberland County school children through Aug. 1. Individuals, businesses, groups and churches are encouraged to give. e Register of Deeds office would like to collect supplies to fill 850 book bags to be donated to the approximately 650 homeless children in county schools, as well as 200 additional bags for homeless relief events and the American Red Cross to help families who have experienced a disaster. Donated items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Register of Deeds office in Room 114 of the Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick St. e deadline to drop off items is Aug. 1. e following school supplies are needed: pencils, pens, notebooks, rulers, composition books, folders, notebook paper, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue sticks, crayons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer and toothbrush cases. In addition to school supplies, gi cards or cash donations will be accepted. However, checks cannot be accepted. Once all the school supplies are collected, they will be turned over to the Fayetteville Police Department and Cumberland County Schools for distribution. e Register of Deeds office would like to fill bags for each homeless school student in the county. For more information, call (910) 678-7775. You can also visit the Register of Deeds online at ccrod.org. F ayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation opened a new splash pad at the Linden Little River Park this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. e park is located at 5010 Loop Rd., Linden. e splash pad measures 1,000 square feet and is funded by County recreation dollars. e pad is wheelchair accessible and features a Super Splash and Aqua Dome. Future projects at the park include a shade structure, additional playground equipment and an additional parking lot. "is has been a summer to remember with five splash pads opening in little over a month, all funded by Cumberland County recreation dollars. Linden's new Splash Pad joins similar facilities in Eastover, Wade, Gray's Creek and Godwin," said Commissioner Marshall Faircloth, vice chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. Hours at all the splash pads are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 7 p.m. Other splash pad locations are listed below: • Eastover Ball Park, 2721 Ball Park Rd., Eastover • Willie J. Burnette Park, 4924 Markham St., Godwin • Gray's Creek Park, 5151 Celebration Dr., Hope Mills (is pad is located adjacent to Gray's Creek Middle School. Splash pad hours are 3 to 7 p.m. when school is in session) • Wade Community Park, 4060 Church St., Wade New Splash Pad Opens in Linden Cutting the ribbon to dedicate the new splash pad at the Linden Little River Park are, le to right, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission member Harold Smelcer, Cumberland County Commissioner Glenn Adams, Linden Town Commissioner Frances Collier, Linden Mayor Marie Butler, County Commissioner (Vice Chair) Marshall Faircloth, Linden Town Commissioner Barbara Denning and County Commissioner Michael Boose. Children enjoy the new splash pad at the Linden Little River Park today. News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters

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